Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso to retire after the season

Xabier ‘Xabi’ Alonso, the coolest man in football has announced his retirement from professional football. The Bayern Munich midfield lynchpin will join his club teammate Philip Lahm and hang up his boots at the end of the current season. On Thursday morning he tweeted, "Lived it. Loved it. Farewell beautiful game."



The 2010 world cup winner will retire following a glittering career laden with trophies. He came second in La Liga with his first club Real Sociedad, following it up with hugely successful spells at Liverpool, Real Madrid and finally Bayern Munich.













Some people were right to remind us that we still have a few more months to enjoy him.






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